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Meet Dave (2008)

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A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.

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Brian Robbins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Dave / Captain
Elizabeth Banks ... Gina Morrison
Gabrielle Union ... No. 3 - Cultural Officer
Scott Caan ... Dooley
Ed Helms ... No. 2 - 2nd In Command
Kevin Hart ... No. 17
Mike O'Malley ... Knox
Pat Kilbane ... No. 4 - Security Officer
Judah Friedlander ... Engineer
Marc Blucas ... Mark
Jim Turner ... Doctor
Austyn Myers ... Josh Morrison (as Austyn Lynd Myers)
Adam Tomei Adam Tomei ... No. 35
Brian Huskey ... Lieutenant Right Arm
Shawn Christian ... Lieutenant Left Arm
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Storyline

A spaceship shaped like a human lands face first on Liberty Island. Its crew (of tiny, intelligent, and unemotional beings) is looking for an orb sent from its planet to extract the oceans' salt, which will ruin Earth. The orb is in the possession of Josh, the fifth-grade son of a single mom whose car strikes the ambulatory alien spaceship and cripples its power supply. The crew has 48 hours to recover the orb, throw it in the Atlantic, and leave Earth. Over the course of two days, the ship's crew experiences chaos and emotion in New York. Do Earth's giants - Josh and his mom - have anything to teach these brainy aliens? Meanwhile, mutiny is afoot and the cops are closing in. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bawdy and suggestive humor, action and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starship Dave See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,251,918, 13 July 2008

Gross USA:

$11,803,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,650,079
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

To promote the movie, the studio put a big Eddie Murphy head on a trolly to tour the US. Gabrielle Union was aboard, popping out of the ear from time to time, reassuring people and saying "You have nothing to fear from the Giant Eddie Murphy Head, for He is a merciful Giant Eddie Murphy Head," See more »

Goofs

When Dave notices the photograph of the Orb he picks it up to examine it, however, the internal view screen shows the photograph still sitting on the shelf. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Department of Defense worker: Dude, dude...no, I was like..."Yes, we *do* have nuclear missiles", and he was all like "No, you don't", and I was all like "Yes, we do." "Whatever." And I was like "Well, what part of 'whatever' do you not get?"
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Connections

Referenced in RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

(This Is) A Song for the Lonely
Written by Paul Barry, Mark Taylor and Steve Torch (as Steven Torch)
Performed by Cher
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Hard to keep it going, difficult to finish
16 September 2008 | by csagneSee all my reviews

From the outset, you know this is not going to change your life.

So you expect a reasonably well made family comedy which will give you 90 minutes of entertainment, a few good laughs, and that's it.

I DID laugh, especially in the first half, with Eddie Murphy delivering a sincere and funny performance. The film reminded me a lot of MIB (especially with the little alien in the artificial body) but I do admit that after the first half, I started checking how long was left, and not laughing any more.

That's because you need to end the film, you see. And the writers had a funny idea to start with, and no clue on how to close the script (did they write the script as the shooting was going on? It really looks like it).

Of course if I were 7 years old, I probably would not care much - but as a grown up paying for the seats, I do. I will watch the first half again with pleasure when it's on TV, but I would not recommend paying to see it.


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